Books by Maeve Binchy

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A Week in Winter

Every so often, I stumble upon a book that can be reviewed in one word. A Week in Winter is one of those books. The word? cozy. Of course, reviewers never use just one word, and cozy doesn’t quite explain the entire plot. Basically, this is a book about the owner, staff, and guests ...

C
Quentins

Quentins is the name of a Dublin restaurant that has a tremendous effect on the lives of its staff and patrons. It would make sense that that would be the focus of a book named after it. But while Quentins the eatery does play a large part of the story, and occasionally steps to the forefront, the ...

C+
Tara Road

Tara Road is a family saga set in Ireland with a cast of thousands - or that's what it seems like, anyway. Those of you who like fairly long, involved stories will probably relish this book, but be warned: this is definitely not a comfortable read. The story focuses on the life of Ria (Maria) J ...

B-
Silver Wedding

As I read Silver Wedding, I kept remembering Benjamin Franklin's autobiography and his discussion of the challenges of being humble: "I cannot boast of much Success in acquiring the Reality of this Virtue [humility]; but I had a good deal with regard to the Appearance of it." In many ways, Silver We ...